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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000205
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Epidemiology of Bordetella Pertussis in San Luis PotosÍ, Mexico

Ochoa-Perez, Uciel R. MD*; Hernández-Sierra, Juan F. MD, MSc; Escalante-Padrón, Francisco J. MD, MSc; Contreras-Vidales, Soledad BS; Berman-Puente, Ana M. BS; Hernandez-Maldonado, Fernando MD§; Noyola, Daniel E. MD*

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Abstract

We analyzed data from 147 patients with suspected pertussis in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Bordetella pertussis was detected by real-time polymerase chain reaction in 59 (40.1%) cases. The incidence of B. pertussis infection was 2.3 per 100,000 population. There were 6 deaths among the study patients. We conclude that the impact of pertussis in our state is significantly higher than previously estimated.

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